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UF Resources

UF Tech Connect®

Bringing together the necessary elements to create technology companies

UF Tech Connect® Business Library Guide

A guide to business library information sources for UF’s technology community: Market research, company and industry profiles, and more.

UF Technology Entrepreneur Mentoring Program

Helps aspiring early-stage entrepreneurs launch technology companies by pairing them with seasoned entrepreneurs

Florida Innovation Hub

A 48,000-square-foot incubator that will provide startup companies with office space, laboratories, conference rooms and other resources to improve their likelihood of success.


A hands-on experience in which UF students take on projects of real business enterprises

Integrated Technology Ventures (ITV) Program

Provides UF engineering and business students with an immersive entrepreneurial experience as members of a virtual company

Florida Biologix

Produces, tests and/or fills cGMP-compliant biopharmaceutical clinical trial material

Sid Martin Biotechnology Development Incubator (BDI)

A fully equipped bioscience incubation program

Community Resources

Innovation Gainesville

A grassroots movement built on collaboration between scientific and academic research and a thriving tech and health economy

Gainesville Area Innovation Network (GAIN)

Community initiative to harness innovation to create jobs and educational opportunities.

Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center (GTEC)

Incubator providing early-stage technology start-up companies with tools, training and infrastructure

Florida Works

Connects employers and job seekers

Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED)

An incubator that fosters innovation and economic development

Council for Economic Outreach (CEO)

Alachua County's designated economic development entity

Regional Resources


Works to advance innovations in the healthcare, agriculture and energy sectors

Enterprise Florida

Serves as Florida's primary organization devoted to statewide economic development

Florida High Tech Corridor

A regional economic development initiative

Florida Research Consortium

A strategic partnership of education, business and government formed to advocate knowledge-based economic development in Florida.

Florida Venture Forum

A nonprofit organization that assists entrepreneurial ventures

Southeast BIO (SEBIO)

Fosters the growth of the life-sciences industry in the Southeast

Global Resources

Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)

Provides professional development and networking opportunities for technology transfer professionals

Assists U.S. businesses in planning their international sales strategies

Licensing Executives Society (LES)

A professional society engaged intellectual property

National Business Incubation Association

Organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship

National Technology Transfer Center

Provides technology transfer services for federal facilities